algorithms

YouTube’s Plan To Stop Recommending Conspiracy Theory Videos Is Actually Working

YouTube’s Plan To Stop Recommending Conspiracy Theory Videos Is Actually Working

The YouTube algorithm is responsible for many a video-viewing rabbit hole—one that critics have pointed to as an effective digital megaphone for spreading wonky conspiracy theories. In January 2019, however, YouTube announced it would begin cracking down on “borderline content” in its recommendations. Well, a new study suggests that YouTube’s…

Google Sure Screws Around With Search Results A Lot, Investigation Finds

Google Sure Screws Around With Search Results A Lot, Investigation Finds

Google’s search algorithm is a powerful thing—the tiniest tweaks can tank businesses, subtly influence your purchasing decisions, and shape what information you see. Google has long stated that it “do[es] not use human curation to collect or arrange the results on a page,” but a Wall Street Journal investigation has…